FAQs

FAQs – and their answers

 

Content type FAQs

Do you write academic papers?

No. It’s your degree, you earn it.

Can you write….?

Yes, almost certainly. I regularly write blog posts, sales emails, white papers, reports, ebooks and social media posts. I’ve also written video scripts, CVs, print articles and physical brochures. I’ve even been tricked into writing someone’s university midterm paper.

Just because you don’t see it listed here, doesn’t mean I can’t write it. Drop me a line – I’m unlikely to say no.

Do you write tutorials / user guides?

Absolutely. Sometimes I’ll even supply screenshots. Let’s talk.

Do you write technical manuals?

I have written technical manuals and administration guides in the past, and I’m open to doing it again. If you have a specific project in mind, we should talk.

 

Financial FAQs

Which currencies do you accept?

In addition to Pounds Sterling (£GBP), I regularly accept payment in Euros (€EUR), US dollars ($USD), Swiss francs (CHF), Polish Zloty (PLN). Other currencies may be available on request.

How much do you charge?

Prices are calculated on a project-by-project basis. You can find details about how I calculate my quotes on my copywriting rate card.

Do you offer agency rates?

I’m always open to negotiation. Let’s talk.

Can you do a free trial sample?

No.

Your prices seem a little high…

When you hire me, you’re choosing a writer with more than 20 year’s experience of the IT industry. And I’m not just some typewriter monkey either – I worked in IT support and management for 16 years before becoming a copywriter.

You’re paying for experience and high-quality copy.

I’m not the cheapest copywriter, and you don’t want me to be either.

Here’s why cheap copywriting sucks.

 

How I work FAQs

How do you work?

Actually, the correct question is ‘how do you work?’ After all, my job is to simplify yours. Your business has its own way of working, and I do whatever I can to accommodate your preferences. You can be as hands-on or hands-off as you like during the project – all I need is an understanding of what you need. Then it’s over to me to deliver by the agreed deadline.

Can you deliver copy tomorrow?

Possibly. Drop me a line and we’ll talk.

Yes, but can you *really* deliver copy tomorrow?

It has been done before, and it will be again. But we need to talk now if you want it to happen. Drop me a line using the live chat box to get started ->.

Can you do a free trial sample?

No.

What tools do you use?

I work to your preferences, so I use a wide range of copywriting tools and comms services for my clients. I’ve listed some in order of preference:

Documents

  • Microsoft Word
  • Apple Pages / iWork
  • Plain text / RTF
  • Scrivener
  • Google Docs (but I’d really rather not)

Video conferencing

  • Apple FaceTime
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Cisco WebEx
  • Blue Jeans
  • Zoom
  • Google Hangouts

Project management

  • Trello
  • Astana

If you need me to be part of an ongoing project long-term, I’m also happy to join your Slack channels, or to use one of your corporate email addresses for client comms.

 

International copywriting FAQs

Do you work outside the UK?

Yes and no. I have clients across the globe, from the USA to Australia, Ireland to Poland and many other places in between. Annoyingly, I have yet to meet most of my international customers in person.

I am very much based in the UK and I am most definitely a native English speaker though.

Do you speak any other languages?

Although I offer international copywriting services, my language skills are quite poor. I speak French and German to high school level, and I’m learning a few hundred words in Polish.

I am very good at working with people from across the world, helping to turn their ideas into great copy though.

 

Other FAQs

Do you accept guest posts?

No. Please stop asking already.

Did you appear in “Divergent”?

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